Study finds ethanol derived from agave plants could be given a shot as a substitute for gasoline and be grown without displacing food crops.

This article titled “Tequila gives new biofuel crops a shot” was written by Damian Carrington, for The Guardian on Thursday 28th July 2011 05.59 UTC

The desert plants used to distil tequila could cut emissions from transport by providing an important new biofuel crop, according to new research.

“Agave has a huge advantage, as it can grow in marginal or desert land, not on arable land,” and therefore would not displace food crops, said Oliver Inderwildi, at the University of Oxford.

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